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My name is Hans Polak, I'm the owner, cook, dishwasher, maintenance guy and web designer at 'La Casa del Holandés' in Spain. My wife is the general manager, maître d', kitchen hand, cleaning woman and community manager.

I have a master degree in Cognitive Artificial Intelligence and specialized in Human Computer Interaction. That's the reason I choose GUI Junkie as my on-line personality (GUI stands for Graphical User Interface).

My wife is a psychologist.

Thanks to cooking.stackexchange I'm becoming a better cook, and, to give something back, I've posted a number of improvement suggestions at MSO, resulting in four (!) question bans in one year (these have all been lifted).


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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Is ground upper turkey thighs the same as regular ground turkey?
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reviewed Reject suggested edit on A proper way to cook Mi Goreng noodles?
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Are red lentils and split red lentils the same?
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awarded  Famous Question
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awarded  Famous Question
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awarded  Inquisitive
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awarded  Curious
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on What precautions or advice would you give in making bearnaise?
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on How to stop icing from running off iced buns?
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on My parchment paper soaked in oil after finish baking cookies
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awarded  Notable Question
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reviewed Reject suggested edit on Are fungal toxins a significant problem in coffee, and if so, can they be avoided?
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on What is the effect of adding sugar to the water when poaching eggs?
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reviewed Reject suggested edit on Are fungal toxins a significant problem in coffee, and if so, can they be avoided?
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Holding sugar syrup at a consistent temperature
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reviewed Edit suggested edit on How do I flavor popcorn with a minimal amount of fat?
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revised How do I flavor popcorn with a minimal amount of fat?
accepted answer did not answer the question, which says "no fat". Added minimal amount of fat, which fits the accepted answer and body of the question
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comment What are the functions of vinegar in cooking?
Vinegar does nothing for the emulsion, that's the yolk. Vinegar in hollandaise or mayonnaise is there for flavour only. The vinaigrette is not a true emulsion.
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comment When should I not use a cornstarch slurry?
Why not make a batch of roux and freeze individual blocks? That way, when you need to work fast, you can just dump one in... and then another one...
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answered Ways to make my cooking routine more efficient?